The 12th edition of the PING Junior Solheim Cup is 214 days away and the initial US Team rankings are here.
This year's PING Junior Solheim Cup will be held September 17 - 19, 2023, at The Old Course at La Zagaleta in Benahavis, Spain. The United States leads the all-time series 7-3-1. The US last won in 2019 in a close battle 13-11 at Gleneagles - Kings Course in Gleneagles, Scotland.
The 2023 US Team will be captained by LPGA and World Golf Hall of Fame member, Amy Alcott. Alcott joins a long list of legendary past captains including Renee Powell, the late Kathy Whitworth, Mary Bea Porter-King and Nancy Lopez.
The US team selection will be based on the following criteria:
- Participants must be citizens of United States of America.
- Participants must be 12-18 years old.
- Participants must be current AJGA members in good standing.
- Participants must be amateurs and must not be members of a competitive collegiate golf program in order to be eligible to play in the PING Junior Solheim Cup.
- The leading five qualified players on the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Girls Rankings list as of the Rankings update July 25, 2023. In the event of a tie for the fifth place, the selection will be determined by individual standings on the Rolex AJGA Rankings.
- The leading five qualified players based on the Rolex AJGA Rankings list not otherwise selected (having selected the five players from the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Girls Rankings first) as of the Rankings update July 25, 2023. In the event of a tie for the fifth place, the selection will be decided by individual standing on the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Girls Rankings list.
- The Captain, Amy Alcott, will choose the remaining two players for the PING Junior Solheim Cup team on or before August 8, 2023. Alcott's selections will be required to be among the qualified top point earners on either of the aforementioned lists and/or have distinguished records in USGA events.
Familiar AJGA faces are among the contenders to make the 2023 US Team. They include current No. 1 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings, Gianna Clemente of Estero, Florida, and 2022 Augusta National Women's Amateur Champion, Anna Davis of Spring Valley, California.
Davis and Yana Wilson of Henderson, Nevada, are looking to make their second US Team appearance. The two combined for 5.5 of the US Teams total 11 points in 2021.
For a full list of eligible players in the GolfWeek/Sagarin Junior Girls Rankings and Rolex AJGA Rankings click here .
About the PING Junior Solheim Cup
The PING Junior Solheim Cup is owned and hosted by PING and will be operated by the American Junior Golf Association with assistance from the Ladies Professional Golf Association and the Ladies European Tour.
Founded by Karsten and Louise Solheim, the Karsten Manufacturing Corporation is a long-time sponsor of the LPGA and AJGA. As the makers of PING golf equipment, the Solheim family continues to ensure the same superior workmanship today that they built into their original clubs more than 46 years ago. Now under the direction of John Solheim, Karsten and Louise’s youngest son, the company continues in its efforts to manufacture the highest quality golf equipment. The PING name is known world over. Besides its presence in the United States, PING markets custom-fit and custom-built equipment to more than 70 countries.
The tournament owner and title partner, PING, designs, manufactures, and markets a complete line of golf equipment including metal woods, irons, putters, and golf bags. The family-owned company was founded in 1959 by the late Karsten Solheim. Solheim is the only person to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame as a golf club manufacturer. Today, the Phoenix-based company is under the direction of Solheim's youngest son, John A. Solheim. PING game-improvement products can be found in more than 70 countries. For more information, visit ping.com